- October 29, 2014

Free Fun in Austin: Date Night Edition (Oct 30 – Nov 2, 2014)

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fright Night at Jo’s SoCo

Last chance to catch the FREE Halloween movies at Jo’s on South Congress! This week’s screening will be The Monster Squad at sunset (7:30ish). Bring a chair and a friend; there will be FREE popcorn for sharing. “Boos” cost extra. (Jo’s, 1300 South Congress Ave, Austin)

Harvest Happy Hour at Crave

Do512 and Crave are kicking off the weekend with a Halloween themed happy hour from 6-9pm featuring music by Austin’s own Mayeux & Brossard, complimentary appetizers, and a seasonally inspired happy hour at Crave downtown. Admission is FREE with RSVP on Do512. The first 100 attendees also receive a FREE drink ticket upon arrival and a special Crave swag bag. Drinks that aren’t complimentary start at just $2. (Crave, 340 E 2nd, Austin)

Shave the Date with TOMS

Join TOMS Roasting Co. on South Congress to celebrate Movemeber USA and men’s health. Your man can get a FREE shave and there will be complimentary whiskey for all while it lasts. DJ set by White Denim and Orthy, event is 7-9pm. These events fill up fast so plan on getting there early! (TOMS, 1402 South Congress, Austin)

Soul Thursdays at The Blackheart with ROXY ROCA and Mrs. Glass
This dynamite duo of bands is still rocking their residency at the Blackheart every Thursday by serving up lots of booty-shaking and feel good soul. These acts are high energy with talented frontmen who don’t disappoint. Show starts at 9:30pm. FREE! (The Blackheart, 86 Rainey, Austin)

Salvage Vanguard Cinema41

FREE screening of the 1959 classic film The World, The Flesh, and The Devil starring Harry Belafonte and Inger Stevens. Showtime is 8pm and it’s BYOB. Winner of the Austin Chronicle’s “Best Indie Film Cred Boost (2012)”, Cinema41 is a film collective that screens overlooked/forgotten independent films. (Salvage Vanguard, 2803 Manor Road, Austin)

FREE Improv Class at The New Movement


Want to break out of your comfort zone and live a little? The New Movement is hosting a FREE improv class from 6:30-7:15pm. Their witty instructors will give you a quick rundown of what makes their classes so awesome and you’ll learn a few exercises to get you started. Ready, set, let the FREE fun begin! (The New Movement, 616 Lavaca St, Austin)

Friday, October 31, 2014


Fan Fest
A three-day turbo-charged ode to F1 with FREE music, yoga classes, ghost tours, cardio pop classes by Ballet Austin, photo opps with Ghostbuster’s Ecto-1, and so much more! For a full schedule and event line-up, visit here. The event runs Friday 5pm – 12am, Saturday 12pm – 12am, and Sunday 11am – 5pm. (Downtown Austin)

Disco Crazy Halloween at Hotel San Jose

Break out your bell bottoms and disco ball earrings! The party will be hoppin’ disco-style at Hotel San Jose this Halloween. Beginning at 8pm, DJ Chino Casino will spin groovy tunes on the back porch for all you boogie maniacs. Costume contest and FREE prizes all night! (Hotel San Jose, 1316 South Congress, Austin)

Halloween Party at Fado Irish Pub

Do512 and Fado are inviting everyone to their FREE Halloween party. The crazy fun starts at 9pm with DJ Hexium mashing up all your favorites at 10pm, Halloween games, and food and drink specials. There will be plenty of FREE prizes too, including tickets the X Games, Austin concerts, and free drinks and bar tabs. Be sure to dress to impress! Do512 will be giving away FREE contest prizes for the best costume, worst costume, and more. For parking, try the garage on 8th & San Jacinto. (Fado Irish Pub, 214 West 4th, Austin)

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Fiesta de los Muertos

El Chile Cafe y Catina is throwing a fiesta from noon-2pm to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. There will be FREE crispy pork tacos, frosty aguas frescas, games, music, local art, and prizes. Come dressed to enjoy the festivities and bring offerings for their Altar de los Muertos to celebrate the lives of those who have passed. (El Chile Cafe y Catina, 1816 South 1st, Austin)

Saturday Night Concert Series at Hill Country Galleria


Enjoy the cooler weather this weekend and head out to the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave to catch Parker McCollum play.  McCollum offers a mix of Americana, Texas country, and indie rock all wrapped with honest simplicity and heartfelt soul. You’re welcome to bring a blanket, chairs, and food will be available nearby. Saturday, from 7-9pm. FREE! (Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Galleria Blvd, Bee Cave) 

SURE THING Comedy Show

SURE THING comedy show at the original Austin Java, 8pm. Headliners include performers seen on Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, Letterman, and more, as well as the city’s best comics on the rise, plus special out-of-town guests. Hosted by Duncan Carson and Brendan K. O’Grady. These events have been filling up quickly so be sure to get there early! Doors open at 7:30pm. FREE! (Austin Java Parkway, 1206 Parkway, Austin)

Sunday, November 2, 2014

First Sunday at Bob Bullock Museum

Enjoy a leisurely stroll around the Bullock museum and brush up on your Texas history knowledge for FREE this Sunday. Their first Sunday open house is from 12-5pm. Currently on display is La Belle: The Ship That Changed History, in addition to their regular three levels of exhibits depicting the Story of Texas. (Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave, Austin)

KUTX Austin FREE MUSIC SERIES at Uncle Billy’s Brewery & BBQ 

Sunday music series 2-6pm, with DJ Mixer Rogers spinning and live music by Katie Holmes at 4pm. Katie Holmes is the dynamite fiddler player for Asleep at the Wheel, not Tom Cruise’s ex-wife. But I’m sure you already knew that! RSVP for FREE tickets. (Uncle Billy’s Brewery, 1530 Barton Springs Road, Austin)


Jon Dee Graham and the Fighting Cocks rock their 17 year residency at the Continental Club with this FREE show at 8:30pm. At 10:30 things heat up with Dupree, a swinging rock band with roots in swing, blues, ’50s rock, and a little country. (Continental Club, 1315 S Congress Ave, Austin)

Heather Schuck is the CEO of the children’s lifestyle brand, Glamajama. When she’s not scheming “glama” world domination or mentoring young designers, you can find her in her front yard chasing her three children with a garden hose. Connect with her at glamaLIFE or on Facebook.